Here are other queries Americans google every time gun violence strikes:

Search trends for gun control

Over the past couple of decades, searches related to gun bans have skyrocketed after deadly school shootings. A federal assault weapons ban enacted under the Clinton administration expired in 2004. Mass shooting deaths rose in the following years.

Searches for “gun control” also spiked after the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings, as well as after other incidents of mass gun violence.

Searching for protection

Searches for protective gear, including bulletproof and kevlar backpacks, also rise after mass shootings. Manufacturers of bulletproof products typically see a spike in sales in the following days.

Searches for body armor and tactical gear increased in the wake of the recent Buffalo and Uvalde shootings. Both gunmen involved used military-style body armor, making those incidents deadlier.

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